New DNA Test can Predict Men's Chances of Going Bald

by Sheela Philomena on  July 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM Menīs Health News
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Men can find out their chances of losing their hair by spending just 195 pounds. A DNA test, costing 195 pounds, will determine whether a gene is present that causes follicles to stop growing, the Daily Express reported.
 New DNA Test can Predict Men's Chances of Going Bald
New DNA Test can Predict Men's Chances of Going Bald

Similar to a paternity test, a swab is taken of the inside cheek. It is then analysed in the US and the results are returned in 10 days.

Men testing positive have a 70 per cent chance of losing around 60 per cent of their hair by the age of 40.

A negative result, however, means a 90 per cent chance of remaining hirsute.

Dr Bessam Farjo, who offers the test at his clinics in London and Manchester, said the test was for men "not showing clear signs of hair loss but are concerned about losing their hair. Maybe their father or grandfather went bald".

Knowing the changes of going bald earlier could help those looking to start early treatment before their follicles start to fail.

Source: ANI

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